Reforming Australia's Merger Regime
Julie Clarke, ‘Reforming Australia’s Merger Regime’ (2021) 29 Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law 285
13 Pages Posted: 13 May 2022
Date Written: October 19, 2021
Australia’s merger control regime recently returned to spotlight following recent statements by Chair of Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Rod Sims, that Australia’s current merger laws are ‘failing to adequately protect competition’. This note provides an overview of the development of Australia's current merger laws and an evaluation of the ACCCs 2021 proposals for merger reform, designed to 'begin a key a debate' about merger control in Australia.
Keywords: competition law, merger law, mergers, accc
JEL Classification: K21
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